Yesterday 's powerful Full Moon in Libra is still rippling out into the stratosphere, bringing a sense of urgency and expansion to an already loaded atmosphere. Despite a strong pressure to act/react, we are being pushed back in on ourselves by several retrograde planets. They're saying that before we can change the world, we have to change ourselves (hmm where have we heard that before?). It's time for an Inner Revolution.
Libra's ruling planet (Venus) has traveled back into peace loving Pisces, where it now joins Chiron the wounded healer. The message is that Love really IS the answer.
I thought I'd use some recently made SoulCollage® tarot cards (part of Stephanie Anderson Ladd's online FB course "SoulCollage® Tarot Journey') to illustrate the energies involved. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
We begin with wild, radical, freedom seeking warrior energy (Sun Uranus Eris in Aries).
We must face our fears (Saturn/Chiron) so we can move forward with courage ('cour' = heart)
In this era of upheaval and change, constant shocks and unexpected events are keeping us destabilized (Sun, Uranus Eris, Jupiter, Pluto, )
As the wheel keeps on turning - where it stops no body knows - we must find allies and ways to remain centered in the midst of the increasing chaos.
|Wheel of Fortune: (Leo (Lion)- Courage, Scorpio (Eagle)depth of Vision, Mountain Goat (Capricorn) Perseverance.|
Thankfully, its not all bad news. Moon/Jupiter in Libra is FULL of joy and positive emotions. Just beware of the tendency to go to extremes which will throw you off balance. The huge need for integration and harmony is not easily realized when opposed by a fierce warrior goddess.
The pressure is on - to balance (Libra) our knee jerk reactions (Aries) with conscious awareness (Sun, Uranus - Moon) and love (Venus) , or we will suffer the consequences (Saturn).
That will require strength and forbearance (Sun in Aries, Saturn trine Sun), and the ability to deal with the powerful emotional reactions going on all around us (and in us). Emotional intelligence required (Vesta in cancer).
Letting go is part of the Healing. It can be difficult or easy depending on how we approach things. There is wisdom (Jupiter) inside us if we know how to access it. An Attitude of Gratitude helps.
Meanwhile, Venus and Chiron weep for the lonely, the abandoned, the lost - the broken-hearted. Its time to heal those inner wounds and step out of victim-hood.
Sometimes the letting go is hard - and takes time to process - yet the energy is calling us forward now - we cannot stay locked up in the past forever.
A part of us resists endings and fears death, even though we know they are both necessary parts of life. Pluto and Uranus are shaking things up to make way for something newer and better - deep down we know that something has to give, we have to surrender . (Pluto = Death/Transformation - Neptune in Pisces = Surrender.)
Libra and Venus are about love, beauty, harmony. Healing our soul wounds is a priority right now (Venus/Chiron/ Pisces) - and even as Chiron brings up our pain and vulnerability, Venus is there to heal our broken heart.
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore, trust the physician and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.” Kalhil Gibran, The Prophet
Mercury retrograde in Taurus turns our attention inward and teaches us to listen to our truest gut instincts - it will help us find ways to ground and nourish both our inner and outer self. This period of contemplation and inner reflection can aid us in getting in touch with our true worth, and lead to a future flowering. A pause is as good as a rest.
Allow the healing energies of Venus/Chiron to sooth you and heal you and help you let go of the past.
Who knows what possibilities lay in store for us?
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